A Day in Music - May 18th

Today in country music history:

2008 - Sugarland's single "Stay" won Single and Song of the Year at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

2005 - Gretchen Wilson's single "Here for the Party" was certified gold, and "Redneck Woman" went platinum.

2005 – Elvis Presley was named the most successful artist of all time by Guinness World Records.

2004 - Loretta Lynn shot a video with rocker Jack White for her song "Portland, Oregon" at her barn in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

2004 - Hee Haw Collection was released. It was the first time that full shows were released on VHS and DVD.

2003 - Johnny Cash sat in the front row for the funeral of June Carter Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

1996 - Brooks & Dunn began a three week run at number one with "My Maria."

1986 - Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings appeared in a CBS-TV remake of the western Stagecoach.

1959 - Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans" went to number one on the country singles chart.

 

Birthdays:

Joe Bonsall - singer. member of The Oak Ridge Boys, "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue"

George Strait - Country Music Hall of Fame member, record holder for most number one singles in any genre of music

David Nail - singer, "Red Light"

 

Image: Mercury Nashville


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